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Contact: John Stoudt, 315.568.0024
Seneca Falls, NY -- Women's Rights National Historical Park invites the public to attend two special programs in its celebration of Independence Day on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Park Ranger John Stoudt will present a special walking tour at 10:00 a.m. entitled "Take A Hike: Explore the Women's Rights History of Seneca Falls." Ranger Stoudt's walking tour will investigate the rich and varied women's rights history of Seneca Falls, including the First Women's Rights Convention. On this walking tour Ranger Stoudt will engage visitors to consider the connections between the Wesleyan Chapel, Amelia Bloomer's printing office of The Lily, and Alice Paul's introduction in 1923 of a proposed Equal Rights Amendment.
"Women's Rights National Historical Park interprets the Wesleyan Chapel as the starting point of the women's rights movement, and this walking tour is a fun way to exercise and learn more about these people and their ideas," said Stoudt.
Ranger Stoudt will present a special program at 1:00 p.m. entitled "'Strike the One Discordant Note': the 1876 Women's Declaration of Rights." In this program he will examine the 1876 Women's Declaration of Rights and its connections to the 1848 Women's Rights Convention in Seneca Falls.
"The Women's Declaration of Rights was presented outside of Independence Hall in Philadelphia on July 4, 1876, and it represents a continuation of the movement which began in 1848 in Seneca Falls," added Stoudt. An encore presentation of this special program will be offered at 3:00 p.m.
These special programs will start at the park's Visitor Center at 136 Fall Street in Seneca Falls.
and Twitter (http://twitter.com/#!/WomensRightsNPS) to learn more about our upcoming programs. You can also learn about the park's latest activities by reading its most recent newsletter http://www.nps.gov/wori/parknews/upload/WORI-Newsletter-Vol-1-No-2-Spring-2012.pdf